Every single time we lay our adoring eyes on an Australian wedding, we are completely sucked in. They seriously know how to throw a pretty party down under. And this little number is all out girly goodness…almost like a cake that is just too pretty to eat. I say almost because we are totally taking a big bite out of this one. Crafted by White Room Events who isn’t afraid to drape a wedding in a sea of heart palpitating pastels and dreamy images by Pobke Photography, this is filled to the brim with the kind of details we so love around here. Devour the rest of this sweet day in the gallery.
From Emily of White Room Events… Part of the first correspondence I had with the gorgeous bride, Alanna, went like this… “We are picturing gorgeous white chairs set up for the ceremony, tied with long ribbons that sway in the breeze. Pretty crystal chandeliers and lots of lovely long ribbons hanging from the trees, vintage sheet music, romantic quotes, sweet vintage typewriters, vintage cameras and beautiful old poetry books. We need somebody who can help us to put a look together… We want our day to be filled with fun, laughter and love. It needs to be beautiful, romantic and unique. We want to incorporate some fun and whimsical elements (like balloons and maybe some pinwheels) without sacrificing on style. We want our Wedding to be unique and gorgeous, filled with lots of fun details to make our guests smile.”
Alanna and Tim are the sweetest couple you’ll ever meet, their love for each other and for life is palpable, they are giving and authentic and styling the wedding turned out to be so much fun as they are both incredibly creative. Alanna is a powerhouse of creativity, every single detail of this wedding was thought out and had meaning. Starting with the letterpressed save the date cards from Twin Ravens Press, the letterpressing of paper goods never ended. From the escort cards to a 6-page ceremony program, all were designed by the bride and all were perfectly executed. We used the monogram of an elm tree, a subtle nod to the season of Autumn and a link to the wedding venue. Carrick Hill is a beautiful estate that fittingly was given to a bride and groom by the brides father, the couple then constructed the most magnificent mansion and gardens that overlook the city of Adelaide.
The Ceremony took place underneath the 100-year-old elms trees, these were the perfect shelter and created a sacred space for the couple to take their vows. Pre-dinner drinks began with a balloon release, each guest being handed a large white balloon in the shape of a heart and wishing the couple and their new life together off to the pale grey sky. Guests were able to wander though the magnificent house and when it was time to be seated they each found their table numbers strung up on an old blue bed head with their escort cards attached with a vintage key, simple but so effective. We covered 3 long banquet tables with soft white muslin and then filled each table with all sorts, no two sections were the same. We had 60 beautiful arrangements by Lotus Flowers going down the centre of each table and in between these were carefully sourced items, an eclectic mix of vintage cameras, poetry, books covered in old sheet music, jars of all types, candles, enamel tea pots, glass cake stands and so much more. Little pewter dishes filled with the most stunning cookies crafted by Spoon & Fork were just the start. Alanna also requested a cake buffet inspired by Amy Atlas, all white with round balloons hovering above. The cake by Sugar & Spice Cakes was the centrepiece to hundreds of beautiful, all white bites of deliciousness made by Belinda of Sweet Treats Cakes & Cupcakes.
To the side of this, we created a guest “book,” a wall of envelopes stood tall behind a beautiful vintage desk, placed on the desk were little vintage postcards for the lucky guests to write a message and “post” to the bride and groom. A small lounge area with all white blooms standing tall in vintage green and blue glass bottles was a feature of this area. At the other end of the tent there sat another cake table, the backdrop for this was inspired by Alanna and Tim’s love of vintage papers and old sheet music played a perfect part. Three individual ruffle cakes stood proudly on the most lovely old and worn blue vintage table. As well as lining the roof of the tent with 400 tissue paper pom garlands, we also custom made a beautiful “kissing booth” and a “photo booth” that was made from a wall of long, flowing ribbons. All in all we used 2500 yards of ribbon on this wedding. Alanna’s mother told me that as a little girl Alanna loved playing with ribbons, her love never ended, there is something so pretty yet so fun and playful about them.
All of this love and beauty was captured by the sweet and truly amazing Christine Pobke of Pobke Photography. I have been blessed to work with Christine on a number of occasions now, she is a machine and artist, pure coolness and all round inspiring person to be in the presence of.
All in all this day was perfect, most importantly this couple are LOVE, you can feel it in their presence. This makes for a very special wedding day, one that is ceremonious and simply leaves you feeling blessed and happy. I hope you enjoy Chirtsine Pobke’s magical images as much as we all enjoyed working with this couple.
Wedding Venue: Carrick Hill / Catering: Red Jam Catering / Wedding Photography: Pobke Photography / Cinematography: Cinecraft Australia / Event Stylist: White Room Events / Wedding Coordination: OnCue Events / Flowers: Lotus Flowers / Chairs & Ottomans: Elegant Event Management / Wedding Dress: Custom by Annette of Melbourne Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Shoes of Prey / Groom’s Suit: Tailors of Distinction / Flowergirl Dress: Custom by Eliza French Couture / Pageboy Suit: Fred Bracks / Bridemaid Dresses: Forever New / Groomsmen Suits: Joseph Uzumcu / Groom’s Cufflinks & Bride’s Bouquet Pin: Paloma’s Nest / Letterpress Stationery: Twin Ravens Press / Transportation: Jag-It In Style / Balloons: Balloons Galore / Sparklers: Lombard Paper / Desserts: Sweet Treats Cakes and Cupcakes / Cookies: Spoon & Fork / Cakes: Sugar & Spice Cakes / Celebrant: Richard Lawley of I Do Forever / Makeup: Dale Dorning of D&D Solutions / Bride & Groom’s Hair: Tania Lonardo / Bridesmaid’s Hair: Kabuki Hair Studio / Groom & Groomsmen Preparations: Destination For Men / Bride & Bridesmaid Nails: Polished On Greenhill / Ceremony Music: L’amour Vocal Ensemble / Reception Band: Tania Savelli of Melodies by Tania / Wedding Rings: DDS Diamonds / Accommodations: Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury Hotel